Regulatory Express丨Canada Amends Toy Regulations SOR/2011-17

Health Canada is amending the Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) to clarify a few existing requirements, update test methods, and delete redundancies or obsolete requirements. No additional requirements are being added and the changes have no impact on the toy industry or the safety of the toys, and they will not affect existing Health Canada compliance and enforcement activities. 

A few of the changes include

 the following sections. 

  • Section 27(1) and (2) have been repealed as they require substances in plastic toys for children under 3 years of age to contain substances that are acceptable for use in food packaging materials, however, Canada does not have a list of acceptable materials, therefore, this requirement cannot be enforced.

  • Requirement 27(3)(d) is repealed as this phthalate requirement is already covered by the Phthalate Regulations.

  • Section 43 and Schedule 9 are being repealed as the vibration test and drop test for batteries used in toys are no longer necessary as industry standards and advances in battery technology and construction have addressed these hazards. 

These Regulations come into force on the day they are registered.(November 25, 2016)

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